Divers Institute’s faculty and curriculum are respected throughout an industry that employs our graduates all over the globe. Our program trains divers to excel throughout the commercial diving industry, from offshore petroleum production to inland underwater construction, nuclear power diving, and any other commercial/industrial underwater work.
Of the 253 students available for placement between June 2016 and May 2017, 211 graduates (83%) are gainfully employed in the commercial diving industry. (DIT’s placement rates are verified internally and by a third-party verifier).
Commercial divers often work weeks or months at a time on sub-sea construction, pipelines, oil rigs, and ships, performing a wide variety of tasks including construction, inspection, demolition, salvage, and ships husbandry. Inland divers maintain piers, dams, bridges, irrigation systems, and water tanks throughout the U.S., including the cooling ponds of the nuclear industry. If it’s a job underwater, our grads have the necessary skills.
DIT’s international certification from the DCBC (Divers Certification Board of Canada) enables our graduates to work globally. Overseas, underwater and on the move, the one place you’ll never find yourself is stuck behind a desk.
Since diving requires a unique skill set, the industry promotes from within. As long as you maintain good health and physical fitness, you can dive well into your 50’s. The industry will take you as far as you want to go.
The Offshore commercial diving industry is where about half of DIT graduates begin their careers. The term offshore refers work that takes place on vessels and platforms in the open ocean both domestically and abroad. Imagine a floating football stadium that gets blasted with heavy storms or hurricanes a few months a year and you start to have some idea of the magnitude of inspection, maintenance, and repair work that divers are a huge part of offshore.
The offshore industry is challenging, diverse and exciting. The major part of this work is accomplished in support of the oil and gas industry, but also includes major salvage operations and subsea construction. Some of the busiest waters in the world can be found in the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, the North Sea, Southeast Asia and West Africa. The DCBC certification allows DIT grads to travel and work around the globe.
Divers are tasked with maintenance, repair installation and removal of abandoned oil related structures and salvage operations. Skills employed to complete this work include rigging, underwater welding and burning, using hydraulic tools sets including guillotine and diamond wire saws. Many of these dives are done in conjunction with underwater robotics called Remotely Controlled Vehicles (ROVs).